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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney that is a “real person” can be difficult.  Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you.  It is important that he or she be down-to-Earth and someone that you connect with.

Your attorney should be accessible.

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

Your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes.

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.


Regardless of the nature your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of expertise to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Davenport divorce and family law attorneys will be on your side as trusted advocates and help bring your divorce or legal separation to an amicable conclusion. Our experienced and affordable family law specialists also assist our clients in child custody and support, adoptions, family mediation, collaborative and cooperative divorce, and spousal maintenance cases.

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Estate Planning

Our Davenport estate planning attorneys are here to help you create a personalized estate plan that will help you reduce or eliminate estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure the needs of your family are met in the event you pass away. We specialize in wills, trusts, special needs trusts, and guardianship designation, helping you secure your legacy to your loved ones.

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Guardianship Law

Our Davenport Guardianship Attorneys are here to help your family with your guardianship needs. We specialize in Davenport adult Guardianship, guardianship of minor children, contested guardianship and guardianship litigation in Davenport, Scott County, and throughout Iowa. We're here to be on your side and reach a favorable conclusion to your Davenport guardianship matter.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our Davenport probate attorneys protect you and your rights during probate litigation, will contests, and trust litigation in Iowa. We give you peace of mind knowing your estate administration case is in proper hands.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Davenport civil litigation have the experience and legal tools necessary to defend you in your civil defense case. We have experience in all civil case types, including mechanics liens, contract disputes, and commercial and business litigation.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our Davenport DUI, Traffic & Criminal attorneys understand that your rights and your freedoms are important to you, which means it's import ant to us. Contact us today to allow us to help you during your Davenport DUI or Davenport traffic matter. We ensure your matter is handled with care allowing you to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Davenport business attorneys can help you with all of your business needs. We help your business through every step of its creation, entity formation, corporate and employee contracts and help ensure the contracts and agreements you need protect you from all eventualities.

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Immigration

Our Davenport immigration attorneys have the skill and experience to use ever available avenue to keep you in the country with your family, for your job and your life. We know that staying in the country is one of the most important things to you, which means it's important for us. We will fight to help you receive your asylum, your green card and your citizenship.

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Real Estate Law

Our Davenport real estate attorneys have extensive experience in all types of real estate matters in Davenport including real estate contracts, real estate disputes, contract creation and mechanics liens. Use our experience to help you complete your real estate matter efficiently and affordably.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our Davenport bankruptcy attorneys will help give you a clean slate through debt negotiation, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Few things are more stressful than having debt pile up around you. Let us be your advocate and allow us to give you peace of mind.

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O'Flaherty Law of Davenport

201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 400A

Davenport, IA 52801

(563) 503-6910
davenport@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Open
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Davenport?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Davenport?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Davenport?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

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Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

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Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

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We provide comprehensive representation in many areas of law!

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
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O'Flaherty Law of Davenport

201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 400A

Davenport, IA 52801

davenport@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Davenport Attorneys

Our Davenport attorneys explain how Iowa child support laws factor in college expenses in our recent Learn About Law episode.

Our Davenport attorneys explain how Iowa child support laws factor in college expenses in our recent Learn About Law episode.

Child Support and College Expenses

If you are paying child support, the decision on how colleges expenses is a conversation that is bound to occur. In this article, our Davenport attorneys explain child support, as well as what goes into determining how college expenses are paid for.

Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty uses this video to give an overview of how our Davenport lawyers approach divorce cases in Iowa.

Paternity Law for Davenport Residents

When a child is born to a married couple, the husband is automatically considered the legal father, and the rights of the mother and father are clear. In this article by our Davenport attorneys, we explain paternity law further and identify different types of Davenport paternity cases.

Know what to expect when you call on the attorneys of O'Flaherty Law of Davenport for a free consultation.

Iowa Paternity Law Explained by attorney Kevin O'Flaherty

The attorney-client relationship is our starting point in our working relationship with our clients.  Rapport, trust, and integrity guide everything we do, starting from the initial free consultation. Here, our Davenport lawyers explain what you can expect from us when we meet for the first time. A good way to find this out would be to to set-up a consultation with an attorney.

Further Reading from our Davenport Attorneys

What Are My Options When My Spouse Refuses to Turn Over Discovery in Illinois?

In this article we will be discussing What Are My Options When My Spouse Refuses to Turn Over Discovery and we will answer the questions of:  

  • What is the Discovery Process?
  • What is the Purpose of Discovery?
  • Can I Take Any Action if My Spouse Refuses to Comply With My Discovery Requests?
  • What is a Motion to Compel?
  • Can I Gather the Information Without Their Consent or Turnover?
  • How Long Does it Take to Have a Subpoena Answered?
  • Are Subpoenas Expensive?
  • Can My Spouse Be Responsible for the Extra Cost Associated with Discovery Due to Their Failure or Refusal to Comply?

Matthew K. Dorich

June 25, 2021

Why You Need a Second Opinion on Your Iowa Family Law Case

This may be a good time to consider getting a second opinion. In this article we discuss why you may need a second opinion on your family law case, including:

  • When Should I Seek a Second Opinion?
  • What Does a Second Opinion Entail?
  • Benefits of Getting a Second Opinion

Raven Adams

June 11, 2021

Who Can Sign the Birth Certificate in Iowa?

In this article we answer the question: Who can sign the birth certificate when a child is born in Iowa? Specifically, we address:

  • Who is Listed on a Birth Certificate in Iowa?
  • How to Establish Paternity in Iowa if Mother Was Unmarried
  • Surrogacy in Iowa & the Birth Certificate

Raven Adams

May 3, 2021